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RE: Protect folder data.
From: <Bent.Mathiesen () swisscom com>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 08:06:47 +0100

So far I remember, you can buy a boot cd for win2k.
Booting from this one, and you have access to encryped filesystems,
without any problems.

Well, I might remember wrong.

/Bent

-----Original Message-----
From: Nero, Nick [mailto:Nick.Nero () disney com] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 7:59 PM
To: dennis; security-basics () securityfocus net
Subject: RE: Protect folder data.


Yep, you are correct.  It is RC4-40bit, I believe.  Problem is, it is
NOT just password protected.  It uses a mini-PKI (unless you have a real
PKI) and only that user's cert or the admin's can recover it.  If both
certs are lost, so is your data.

As a side, the laptop recovered last fall by a reporter from CNN that
was formally a computer used by Al-Qaeda had the hard drives encrypted
with Win2k EFS.  The FBI was able to brute force the 40bit keyspace in a
week and discover the data!

Nick Nero
CISSP, MCSE, CCNA

-----Original Message-----
From: dennis [mailto:dennis () unixqi com] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 4:23 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus net
Subject: Re: Protect folder data. 


Doesn't Win2K's encrypted file system support this?
Sorry if I'm wrong, not a Windows kinda guy.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shane Lahey" <s.lahey () roadrunner nf net>
To: <tony572000 () hotmail com>; <security-basics () securityfocus net>
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2002 10:29 AM
Subject: RE: Protect folder data. 


Why not try Blowfish Advanced CS , available at http://come.to/hahn 
This should do exactally what you want.


-----Original Message-----
From: Tony - CIA;CISA;CDP;CPA;MBA [mailto:tony572000 () hotmail com]
Sent: November 18, 2002 8:00 PM
To: SECURITY-BASICS () SECURITYFOCUS COM
Subject: Protect folder data. 


Hi,

I have some highly confidential data that I frequently access on in a 
folder that is on my desktop computer (ie win2k).  I want to make sure

no one but
me will able to see this data.  Does anyone know of any
freeware\shareware 
that will 1) en-crypt the data in the folder and/or  2) require a
password 
to open up the folder?  I need to make sure a person like our lan
admin
or 
desk top support person can not figure out a way to get to the data.

Tony CIA,CISA,CDP,MBA




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